All About the Marquise Cut

One of the rarest cuts of diamonds, the marquise cut’s refined shape has been perfected over the years, allowing for as much sparkle as a round brilliant. The elliptical-shaped diamond’s surface area makes it appear larger than other diamonds. The 56 or 58 carefully cut facets are perfectly angled to reflect the light back onto the viewer. Marquise cut stones can be slim with a long side or more stout with a shorter side; however, most are twice as long as they are wide, making it one of the most elegant-shaped diamonds on the market. 

History of the Marquise Cut Diamond

Dating back to the 18th century, Louis XV of France originally commissioned the marquise cut. He wanted a stone that was modeled after the shape of the lips of his favorite mistress, the Marchioness Madame de Pompadour. Since the rank of Marquise was just below that of a Duke, courtiers wore marquise cut gemstones to signify their high station, with favored stones being rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds. Over time, the cut was further developed into the stunning shape that it is today. 

Why Choose a Marquise Cut Ring?

The distinctive marquise diamond is one of the most unique cuts on the market. This underutilized cut creates a dramatic effect, since the prominent crown area creates the illusion of a larger diamond. Even celebrities have noticed this sophisticated cut, with David Beckham’s wife, Victoria Beckham, and singer and actress Ashlee Simpson both sporting engagement rings in this style. Marquise diamonds can also be used as accent stones on engagement rings, which look especially beautiful in vintage settings. Bypass the typical round and princess cut diamonds and own your individuality with a marquise cut diamond. 

ind Your Marquise Cut Ring at Rogers Jewelry Co. 

With seven locations in California and Nevada, Rogers Jewelry Co. offers the area’s largest selection of engagement rings and wedding bands. With top designers like Fire & Ice, you are bound to find a stunning engagement ring in one stop. Rogers Jewelry Co associates have been able to help guide couples to their dream ring for decades. Our store is substantial, with comfortable lounge areas and complimentary drinks available for you while you shop. In addition to that, we also extend services like custom designs, gold buying, and jewelry repair. Call (209) 527-8713 to schedule your diamond consultation today!